- Critical Care Research Group Research Group
Critical Care Research Programme Manager/Senior Critical Care Researcher
Julie is the Research Programme Manager for the Critical Care group based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research & Education. Her duties include strategic planning for the group and management of the multidisciplinary team of support staff and researchers, including personnel from both the University and the NHS. She also liaises with University Research Services and the departmental administration and finance office on a regular basis.
Current projects for the group include Post Intensive Care Risk-adjusted Alerting and Monitoring (PICRAM), the primary aim of which is to create tailored alert settings based on a patient’s own clinical parameters during their stay on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); the Intensive Care Outcomes Network (ICON), which is developing an overview of long term health following ICU admission, and collaborations with the Oxford Biomedical Research Council and The Institute of Biomedical Engineering including the Computer Alerting and Monitoring Studies (CALMS) which focus on alert systems for patients who have undergone major abdominal surgery. The group is also developing a large research database which will allow population analyses of the ICU cohort.
Julie’s academic interests focus on patient-oriented improvements in healthcare delivery, public understanding of research and the importance of publishing trial results for the lay audience. Prior to joining the department in 2011 Julie worked for the University of Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit managing large scale international trials and was co-investigator for the 4-T Results Dissemination sub-study.
Julie holds higher degrees in both art and science. Her Masters theses have explored the role of cultural conditioning on the populist view of science and scientists; summaries of which were commissioned by the LabLit website for a generalist audience
As part of her DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford she is investigating noise levels in the Intensive Care environment and the relationships between noise, sleep and ICU-acquired delirium.
Julie is registered with ResearchGate
Go/no-go decision in anaesthesia: wide variation in risk tolerance amongst anaesthetists.
Greig PR. et al, (2017), Br J Anaesth, 118, 740 - 746
Measuring Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Subjective Methods.
Jeffs EL. and Darbyshire JL., (2017), J Intensive Care Med
Excessive noise in intensive care units.
Darbyshire JL., (2016), BMJ, 353
Excessive noise in intensive care units Bad for staff and very bad for patients
Darbyshire JL., (2016), BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 353
One-year resource utilisation, costs and quality of life in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial.
Marti J. et al, (2016), J Intensive Care, 4